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Saadi on Impatient Love (Poem of the Day)

By Muslih al-Din "Saadi" Mushrif ibn Abdullah Shirazi | Trans. Reynold A. Nicholson | - - The heart that loves with patience — a stone 'tis, not a heart; Nay, love and…

How Persian Literature shaped the culture of Iran and India

Sunil Sharma interviewed by Maryam Kamali | ( Iranian Medieval History) Sunil Sharma is the Associate Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature at Boston University’s Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature…
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Coleridge, Kubla Khan (Poem of the Day)

(By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Kubla Khan Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless…